Ward 1

Ward 1, Precinct 1 votes at Bentley Academy, 25 Memorial Dr.

Ward 1, Precinct 2 votes at the Community Room, 135 Lafayette St.

The candidate forum will be held on 15 October, 7:00 p.m. at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. Submit questions for the candidates here.


Robert McCarthy

I am a General Contractor, and have been running a small business with my brother for almost thirty years. I am a graduate of the University of Lowell and hold a BS in Mechanical Engineering. I own a home here with my wife of 25 years Kathy, and my two sons Will and Jack. My sons are graduates of Salem High School and both went on to UMass Amherst (One graduate and one senior).


James Willis

Candidate bio: James Willis works as a consultant/paralegal and retail clerk. James lives in the Point neighborhood with his son, a Salem Public Schools second grader.
James is a cum laude graduate of UMass Amherst, with a degree in Political Science. While at UMASS, he interned for US Senator John F. Kerry and was a member of three honor societies. James moved to Salem to continue his education at Suffolk University Law School, where he received a Juris Doctorate degree.